Wednesday, August 31, 2005

blue pitcher with geranium cuttings

the title says it all. 6"x9" wove finish w/c paper

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


lighting from 2 sides, did it work? oil on wove finish w/c paper, cropped to 7"x9"

Monday, August 29, 2005

burrito, time bandito

did a woodcut/printmaking project today and it stole my oil painting time. so i decided to show it here for a change of pace. mistakes were made, but it was FUN. first i carved away the parts i wanted to remain the cream color of the paper, and rolled on some sticky gray ink. pressed a piece of printmaking paper onto it, and rubbed the back til it transferred. did this twice so i could have 2 proofs, then i had to wait for the ink to dry, and carved away the part on the block that i wanted to remain gray. rolled out black ink this time, and overprinted on the gray layer. so there can only ever be 2 of these, as the wood is carved away.
the printed area is 8"x12". blick water soluble printmaker's ink, black and white. mixed for the gray.

Sunday, August 28, 2005


soft umber colorfix pastel paper, 7"x11".

i wonder if i am making progress? it is hard to be objective.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

failure b

sometimes my struggle fails, but im posting anyway. cropped to 7"x10" sandpaper. tried to capture those fleeting moments of sundown. need to study zorn!

Friday, August 26, 2005

bright flowers

my daily dilly dally, comments are always welcome (at the bottom of each post). back to sandpaper, beige, approx 5"x11".

Thursday, August 25, 2005


a box from the u.k. 9"x12" oil on masonite

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

ugly dog brush soap

good soap and a good subject for my 'daily'. 4"x6" rough w/c paper. this one was done awhile back, as an extra for a too busy day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

peacock feathers

a tricky subject, will try it again with a different approach sometime. ina rush 2day. 9"x12" oil on masonite.

Monday, August 22, 2005

vase with cuttings

i am really enjoying paintings these little pieces! today's is 6"x9", cheap w/c paper, good gesso.
smiley borrowed from

Sunday, August 21, 2005

tea kettle

i bought this at goodwill, just so i could paint it! needs more work, but wanted to get it posted for today's 'daily'. it's a 9"x12" on masonite.

Saturday, August 20, 2005


glare from wet paint in the middle of this one. the rough paper had some brush strokes of leftover palette colors on it. 5"x7" oils

Friday, August 19, 2005

tea boxes

using a new type of gesso that is more absorbent and i like it very much. there is some color variation in the photo that is not correct, but not crucial. i particularly enjoyed painting this one.
7.5"x10" wove finish w/c paper

Thursday, August 18, 2005

tin and veiner

a small tin and a carving tool, 7"x9" approx on a finer finished w/c paper.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


it's even pretty at the end. oils on w/c paper, pretoned with turq. 6"x8"

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

hibiscus iii

another view. yupo (synthetic paper), 5.5"x8"

Monday, August 15, 2005

hibiscus ii

another view, wallis 6"x8"

Sunday, August 14, 2005


picked a flower at work.
yupo 5.5"x8"

Saturday, August 13, 2005


inspired by the view from my window. 8" x 10" oil on claybord. forgive the shadow from a tack.

Friday, August 12, 2005

eight one two

green bottle on yupo. oils 5" x 8"

i think the lean to the left is photo distortion.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


another bit of yupo, 5 x 8 "
like a butterfly, i feel something emerging.
paint it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

ktz piggy

worked on values today, wallis paper. 6 x 8"

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


back to the standby rough watercolor paper, 4 x 6 in.
i see what i could've done differently, may darken the right side. part of the lesson here comes when viewing the photo, it's almost like another pair of eyes.

Monday, August 08, 2005

yupo 2

the other half of the sample piece of yupo. a cup full o' stuff. 5.5" x 8"

Sunday, August 07, 2005

yupo 1

tried a new surface, synthetic paper called yupo. usually used for watermedia, thought i'd give it a try with oils. 5.5" x 8"

Saturday, August 06, 2005


empty juice bottle with a neat shape. 5 x 7 oils on w/c paper

Friday, August 05, 2005

day off

here's a larger piece, 9" x 12". had more time on a day off. oils on pastel paper Art Spectrum Colorfix burgundy.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


a quick attempt at a fav pic of my daughter, she is surrounded by light. this is w/c paper toned with some leftover paint on my palette and the color reminded me of her. oils, about 5 x 7 in.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

in the window

seemed a simple subject, but the paintin' wasn't. need more practice! wallis again, 6 x 9 in. oil paint.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


another type of sandpaper today, called 'wallis' this is made for pastels but also used for painting. the shadow in the upper left is from the top of my easel. 6 x 9 in. oils

Monday, August 01, 2005

blue vase

today's effort was painted on some cloth sandpaper from the hardware store. i very much like this surface, but i suppose it is not 'archival'. this is more what i was going for yesterday. oil paint on sandpaper, approx 5.5 x 9 in.